Pruning Lilacs: Whether it's an ancient shrub or a vigorous young plant, all lilacs can benefit from some well-placed cuts. Learn how here http://www.finegardening.com/how-to/articles/pruning-lilacs.aspx
Moon Bay Nandina medium size evergreen shrub bright lime green foliage turns intense red in fall and winter dense compact growth habit full sun to part sun; grows 3-4' tall X 2-3' wide. We have these in front and back.
Twist of Lime™ Variegated Abelia - Heavy blooms of fragrant white-tinged-pink clusters of trumpet shaped flowers up to 5/8 inch long appear from summer to fall. Dusty pink “ruffs” of sepals past even longer after the petals are gone. This Abelia hybrid is a rounded, spreading, multi-stemmed shrub in the honeysuckle family. It typically grows on gracefully arching branches to a mature height of 4 to 5 feet.